Souths Cares' and the Rabbitohs have visited students at Matraville Sports High School to encourage and inspire Souths Cares Nanga Mai Marri Program (School to Work transition) Students as they complete their final school years.
Greg Inglis, Joe Burgess, Aaron Gray, Kyle Turner, Alex Johnston, Dane Nielsen, Brock Gray and Michael Oldfield spent several hours with students from Matraville Sports High School discussing goals, overcoming adversity and achieving.
The visit provided a break from normal routine for staff and students as they were given the opportunity to interact and ask questions with Rabbitohs players and gain valuable advice and insights for their own lives.
Suitably, students at Matraville Sports High School had a chance to enjoy a kick around with some of their Rabbitohs mentors after the discussion sessions.
In addition to routine mentoring visits, each Nanga Mai Marri Student is invited to a range of industry visits, career days and social/networking events.
The industry visit seeks to complement the education curriculum, as well as being designed to provide insight into career pathways.
The program brings together students, parents, corporate partners, education institutions, community groups and Rabbitohs NRL players in a collaborative partnership to support students achieve their education and employment goals whilst at school then upon leaving High School.
The Nanga Mai Marri program is funded to support 72 students per annum with Souths Cares frequently expanding components of the Program to other needy members of the community.
The Program is supported by the Australian Government through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.